Many of the earth’s most stunning natural wonders are hidden from view. Here, we take a look at 15 secluded—but spectacular—hidden waterfalls and natural pools around the world. Some of these spots require visitors to go off the beaten path, but the scenic rewards are worth the effort.

Tinago Falls, Philippines

 

Tinago Falls Philippines

Meaning ‘Hidden Falls’ in Filipino, Tinago Falls in Iligan City, Philippines is tucked in a deep ravine, and trekking to the site requires climbing down 500 steps called the Winding Staircase. Under the falls is another hidden gem — a small cave where people can enter and listen to the rumbling waters of the falls.

Fairy Pools, Scotland

 

The Fairy Pools Glenbrittle Scotland

If you’re brave enough to dip into the cold, but crystal-clear, waters, the Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle, in the Isle of Skye, Scotland is an ideal place for ‘wild swimming.’ A path takes visitors to the waterfalls and pools, some more secluded than others, all magically picturesque.

Sekumpul Waterfall, Indonesia

Sekumpul Waterfall Bali Indonesia

 

There are several waterfalls hidden in the green, lush jungles of the northern part of Bali, Indonesia, but Sekumpul Waterfall (made up of at least 7separate falls) is one of the most secluded and most stunning. Visitors have to walk a dirt road, climb down hundreds of stairs and cross a river to get to it, but they say the scenery is worth the trek.

Chute Jean-Larose, Canada

 

Chute Jean-Larose Canada

 

hidden waterfalls gem of the Mont Saint-Anne area in Quebec, Canada, Jean-Larose is a spectacular wild waterfall with three cascading falls of 39, 62 and 134 feet high. Visitors have to climb more than 400 stairs down to the bottom of the falls, and the stairs are very steep, but there are two viewing platforms along the way.

 

To Sua Trench, Samoa

 

 

To Sua Trench Samoa

To Sua Ocean Trench in Lotofaga village in Samoa is a unique natural swimming hole. It is known for its clear, turquoise waters and surrounding lush gardens. A ladder has been installed for visitors and swimmers to climb the 98 feet down to the hole.

 

Tegunungan Waterfall, Indonesia

 

 

Tegunungan Waterfall Indonesia

Surrounded by lush, green vegetation, Tegunungan Waterfall, Located in Kemunuh Village, about an hour’s drive from Kuta, is one of Bali’s must-see natural wonders. Visitors reach the 164ft-tall falls by traversing hundreds of (sometimes slippery) stone steps.

 

Pewits Nest, Wisconsin

 

 

Pewits Nest Wisconsin

The small, nine-acre Pewits Nest, located just outside of Baraboo in Sauk County, Wis. is a natural gorge cut by a small stream called Skillet Creek. The state natural area features a series of small waterfalls and a series of pools dominated by 30-40ft cliffs that a few brave visitors dive from.

 

Gljufrafoss hidden waterfalls, Iceland

Gljufrafoss hidden waterfalls Iceland

 

Gljufrafoss is a small waterfall north of the larger falls of Seljalandsfoss in Iceland. The falls are partially obscured by the cliff rock, and a windingtrail and wooden ladder enable sightseers to climb roughly halfway up and view the falls.

 

Ik Kil Cenote, Mexico

 

 

Ik Kil Cenote Mexico

Hidden about 85 feet below ground, the Ik Kil Cenote in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, is one of the world’s most beautiful swimming spots. Open to the sky, it features a carved stairway down to a swimming platform and the turquoise water. Vines reach from the opening all the way down to the water along with small waterfalls. (Flickr/Vicente Villamón)

 

Gullfoss, Iceland

 

 

Gullfoss Iceland

Although Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, the majestic waterfall is almost hidden from view so that it appears that a mighty river simply vanishes into the earth. Located in the canyon of Hvítá river, it turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step ‘staircase’ and then abruptly plunges in two stages into a crevice 105 ft deep. Considering this is the second Icelandic waterfall, we shouldn’t be leaving you with the question “what are the best things to do in Iceland?” in your head.

 

Kuang Si Falls, Laos

 

 

Kuang Si Falls Laos

Located south of Luang Prabang, Kuang Si is a multi-tier hidden waterfalls with water that collects in numerous turquoise blue pools as it flows downstream. There are also trails to climb to the top of the falls where there are more natural pools for swimming. The trails, however, are steep and can be slippery. (Flickr/Aussie Assault)

Havasu Falls, Arizona

 

 

Havasu Falls Arizona

Located within the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Grand Canyon National Park, Havasu Falls is a hidden wonder within a wonder. It features a main chute that drops nearly 100 feet over a vertical cliff into a large pool of blue-green water.

 

Sawmill Falls, Oregon

 

 

Sawmill Falls Oregon

In Oregon’s Opal Creek Wilderness, a four-mile hike traverses the old-growth forest to 30-foot Sawmill Falls, which features a cascade that pours into a deep green pool ideal for a chilly swim.

 

Sliding Rock, North Carolina

 

Sliding Rock North Carolina

Located at Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, NC, is a natural water slide and pool. Visitors take the plunge down down a 60-foot slippery cascade into the 50-60 degree, 7ft-deep pool, with cold waters perfect for cooling off in the summer. (Wikimedia/Lincolnh)

Cummins Falls, Tennessee

 

Cummins Falls Tennessee

Hidden among rolling hills along the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River, Cummins hidden waterfalls is 75 feet high, its water cascading into a spectacular swimming hole. Visitors embark on 20-minute hike to reach the bottom of the falls and swim but the scenery makes the trek worthwhile. Sightseers can also view the falls from an overlook. (Flickr/Brenton Rogers)

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Drakensberg Amphitheatre is located in South Africa’s Royal Natal National Park. It is widely regarded as one of the most impressive cliff faces on earth. Hiking Drakensberg Amphitheatre to the top called Mont-Aux-Sources (3283m) or “Roof of Africa” is equally as impressive and beautiful.

Hiking Drakensberg Amphitheatre

This 43km hair-raising trail can be accomplished in 3 days and 3 nights. Along the way hikers can spend the night in comfortable lodges, instead of tents. It is important that you bring a very reliable backpack with you that can be a home for all things essential. A waterproof backpack from Arkadia Supply would be ideal. Although the Drakensberg Amphitheatre trail has been designed to enable walkers of average fitness to reach the summit and be rewarded with breathtaking views; weather can be treacherous. One minute the group can be swimming in the Tugela River and the next, blanketed in thick fog. Paths are not clearly marked and the ladders slippery when wet, so this hike requires a registered guide carrying first aid kit and safety ropes. Most hikes do usually involve a guide, such as white pocket utah dreamland tours because the terrain can be uneven. That’s the next hike on my list…

Hiking Drakensberg Amphitheatre Walking Trail

Along the way hikers get to experience amazing scenery.

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Scenery

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Valley

 

World’s second highest waterfall “Tugela Falls”

 

World’s second highest waterfall Tugela Falls

 

Scary chain ladders for  you to climb..

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Scary Chain Ladders

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Chain Ladder Looking Down

 

When you reach the top you will be rewarded with spectacular views

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre View From The Top

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Views

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Through Clouds

This article is about the slackpacking trail. There are shorter hiking drakensberg amphitheatre trails that can be accomplished in one day. The trail is open year round but spring and summer are best times for wildflowers.

 

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Drakensberg Amphitheatre is located in South Africa’s Royal Natal National Park. It is widely regarded as one of the most impressive cliff faces on earth. Hiking Drakensberg Amphitheatre to the top called Mont-Aux-Sources (3283m) or “Roof of Africa” is equally as impressive and beautiful.

Hiking Drakensberg Amphitheatre

This 43km hair-raising trail can be accomplished in 3 days and 3 nights. Along the way hikers can spend the night in comfortable lodges, instead of tents. It is important that you bring a very reliable backpack with you that can be a home for all things essential. A waterproof backpack from Arkadia Supply would be ideal. Although the Drakensberg Amphitheatre trail has been designed to enable walkers of average fitness to reach the summit and be rewarded with breathtaking views; weather can be treacherous. One minute the group can be swimming in the Tugela River and the next, blanketed in thick fog. Paths are not clearly marked and the ladders slippery when wet, so this hike requires a registered guide carrying first aid kit and safety ropes. Most hikes do usually involve a guide, such as white pocket utah dreamland tours because the terrain can be uneven. That’s the next hike on my list…

Hiking Drakensberg Amphitheatre Walking Trail

Along the way hikers get to experience amazing scenery.

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Scenery

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Valley

 

World’s second highest waterfall “Tugela Falls”

 

World’s second highest waterfall Tugela Falls

 

Scary chain ladders for  you to climb..

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Scary Chain Ladders

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Chain Ladder Looking Down

 

When you reach the top you will be rewarded with spectacular views

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre View From The Top

 

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Views

Drakensberg Amphitheatre Through Clouds

This article is about the slackpacking trail. There are shorter hiking drakensberg amphitheatre trails that can be accomplished in one day. The trail is open year round but spring and summer are best times for wildflowers.

 

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Standing thousands of miles long, the Great Wall Of China is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations with over 10 million visitors each year. There’s no denying that the wall is certainly spectacular (after all, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World), but what if you could see a version of it without the crowds? That’s where this other “Great Wall” comes in:

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Generally called Kumbhalgarh Wall or Kumbhalgarh Fort, the “Great Wall of India” was built in the 15th century. It is a part of the hill forts of Rajasthan, an UNESCO protected site in the northwestern part of India.

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Stretching 22 miles long, the “Great Wall” is the second largest wall in the world and home to about 300 ancient temples. Surrounded by lush mountains and forest, the wall is the perfect tourist attraction for those who like to go off the beaten path.

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Visitors who have trekked to the wall before call it “phenomenal” and say to “go early or late for good pictures.” The best way to reach Kumbhalgarh is to bus or taxi in from the town of Udaipur city, which is about 2 hours away.

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Recently Lonely Planet named their top 500 destinations in the world.  Coming in the first position was the Angkor temple complex.  Surprised?  Don’t be.  We at at Travel Feed believe that Angkor is spectacular collection of khmer temples and ruins.  Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor is a marvel of human engineering and something that needs to be seen in person to truly appreciate.  Here are 20 photos that prove Angkor is the best destination in the world.

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Remember when the dollar could take you anywhere? You could go to Canada, backpack around Europe, or head Down Under in search of kangaroos for next to nothing. Sadly, those times are long gone and the dollar’s value has declined greatly over the last 15 years. That means traveling around the world costs a lot more these days. Luckily, there are still plenty of budget countries around the globe that won’t break the bank. For less than $50 a day (sometimes a lot less), these countries offer the most bang for your vacation buck. Here are 12 countries to visit on a budget. If you are an intrepid globetrotter, make sure to protect yourself against preventable diseases using someone like PharmaVaccs for peace of mind on your travels.

Fiji

Fiji Island Resort Blue Water

We think of Fiji as expensive (thanks Fiji water!) but in reality, it’s a popular destination with many travelers because, unlike its expensive island neighbors, it’s actually cheap. Yes, there are many $1,000-a-night resorts, but there are also dorm rooms, hostels, and all-inclusive local guesthouses you can stay in for $25 a night. Transportation around the islands isn’t expensive and the beach is free. It’s easy to splurge here, but you can get pristine beaches, great diving, and tasty seafood while chatting with friendly locals — without having to mortgage your home.

Cambodia

Cambodia Temple

While you could put most of Southeast Asia on the list, Cambodia is one of the best value countries in the region. Everything here is super cheap! You can get a private, air-conditioned room for $20. Local food is $2 and most western meals are $7. This country is very budget travel-friendly and, if you are spending close to $50 a day, you are living large. Cambodia is one of my favorite budget countries in the world with some of the nicest people, most beautiful beaches, ruins, and jungles out there. It’s rough, it’s raw, and it’s stunning.

Portugal

Portugal City Bridge

Another cheap Eurozone country is Portugal. Here you’ll find beautiful beaches, wine country, stunning cliffs, and historic cities at bargain prices. Lisbon is also one of the most affordable cities to stay in a 5-star hotel. Throw in helpful, outgoing locals who serve up delicious food (especially seafood), and you have the making of a perfect place. I was blown away by Portugal and how little anybody ever talked about it. Everyone heads to Italy when they should be going to Portugal!

Peru

Peru Mountain Ruin

Most people come here attracted to the Inca trail, but there’s a lot more to the country than that. Here you can sail the Amazon, visit the deserted, white sand beaches of Mancora, and explore the ruins of other Inca destinations like Moray and Choquequirao. Meals are rarely more than $5, private guesthouse rooms are around $25, and you can go anywhere in the country for less than $30. Don’t let those jaw-dropping prices for the Inca trail you see online deter you from one of the funniest, happiest, and cheapest countries in South America. Pro tip: If you go to Cuzco, you can get last-minute deals to Machu Picchu for 50 percent off!

China

China City Sky View

China has fascinated travelers ever since Marco Polo traversed the Silk Road. While the days of China being a super-cheap destination are long gone, the country remains a budget destination with many opportunities for savings, especially in the countryside. Rooms are less than $20 a day, food is $2-5 per meal, and local transportation in cities less than dollar. Those who travel in China are richly rewarded with friendly people, delicious food, a country in constant flux, and beautiful mountains, beaches, and valleys on a budget anyone can afford!

South Korea

South Korea Temple Water

When I went to South Korea earlier this year, I was stunned by how inexpensive everything was. I had heard that South Korea was a bargain, but in many ways its prices rival that of Southeast Asia. With the South Korean won getting 1,113 won per $1 USD and most everything costing only a few thousand won, I can’t imagine busting your budget here. My friend and I went out for Korean BBQ complete with drinks, and we each spent $8. You can pick up bottles of beer in 7-Eleven for less than a dollar. I don’t know why most people don’t talk about it, but if you want a cheap East Asian country with a stunning countryside, South Korea is the place for you.

India

India Taj Mahal

While India has always been a cheap country, the Indian rupee used to ride high at 39 rupees to the dollar. Now, you get 60 rupees to the dollar — that’s nearly 50 percent more money to travel with. Even if you splurge on mid-range accommodation and food, you’ll be hard-pressed to spend more than $50 per day, unless you book 5-star resorts. Flights to India are the most expensive part, but once you’re there, everything’s a bargain. You might even be able to find some cheap flights online if you do your research properly. That makes the long flight to see the historic Taj Mahal, the beaches of Goa, and metropolises of New Delhi and Mumbai much more appealing.

Bulgaria (or Romania, or Moldova, or…)

Bulgaria Romania or Moldova

The eastern part of eastern Europe (Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, the Balkans) is the cheapest part of the continent, so pretty much anywhere’s affordable. I was living like a king for less than $40 per day, paying $8 a night for a room in Ukraine (obviously things are rough there now), $1.50 for a liter of beer in Bulgaria, and a few dollars for a local meal everywhere. When most people envision a European vacation, they think of Paris, Rome, or Prague, but you can get that same charm in Eastern Europe without the high prices or hordes of tourists. Most foreigners think of these budget countries as decrepit ex-Communist nations. However, make your next visit to Eastern Europe and you’ll find all sorts of old-world charm and castles at a charming price point!

Greece

Greece Acropolis

Even before Greece went bankrupt, the country was a European bargain. Now, it’s a budget traveler’s paradise. Gyros cost around $3, you can get a huge lamb dinner for $10, drinks go for around $3, and single rooms can be found for under $30. An expensive night for me in Greece was $55! Declining tourism has only helped ensure cheaper prices. Go there, enjoy historic sights, help the local economy, and save money. Those looking to travel to Crete should definitely consider a car hire service so that you have the mobility to see everything this island has to offer.

Guatemala (or Nicaragua, or El Salvador, or…)

Guatemala Nicaragua or El Salvador

Want to roam ancient ruins, trek through the jungle, surf, and eat delicious food with few tourists around? Visit the smaller countries in Central America (El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala). Here you will find most budget hotels for around $15 per night, meals for $3, most bus journeys for the same price, and beer for less than a dollar (you can’t go wrong with beer for less than a dollar!). Sure, these countries get a bad wrap in the news, but as long as you aren’t roaming bad neighborhoods at night or trying to buy drugs off cartels, you’ll be fine. This Central American travel guide can help you explore some of the most underrated countries in the world! Added bonus: Flights from the U.S. are cheap!

Indonesia (specifically, Bali)

Indonesia Bali Rice Fields

Bali sounds exotic, but will actually let your wallet relax, too. In the touristy south near Kuta, Seminyak, and Ubud, you’ll find overpriced resorts, food, and dirty beaches filled with loud foreigners. However, get out of those areas and you’re rewarded with a beautiful island with affordable rooms ($15-20/night), inexpensive local meals ($2), and activities that cost around $10. And, away from those crowds, you get beautiful rice terraces, black and white sand beaches, volcanoes, food markets, and jungles virtually to yourself. Zig when everyone zags and you’ll be greatly rewarded here!

Thailand

Thailand fishing boat water

Despite being a hugely popular destination, Thailand remains cheap. Budget hotel rooms (bed, fan, shared bathroom) cost between $6-10 per night, local street food costs around $5 per day, a beer will cost about $2, and sightseeing activities run at about $15. Even those picturesque islands you see in travel brochures are a bargain. Friendly locals, warm weather, delicious food, lots of activities, jaw-dropping beaches, and stunning jungles mean you’ll have plenty to explore. Thailand has it all.

If you are looking for adventure and budget countries, any of the above regions will allow you to stretch your limited funds without having to sleep on couches or eat ramen noodles. The dollar may not go as far as it used to, but there are still plenty of destinations around the globe where you can vacation for less than you’d spend in a day at home. So get out there and do it!

Matthew Kepnes is a travel writer and author of How to Travel the World on $50 A Day and the creative force behind Nomadic Matt, a website that provides detailed information on how to travel cheaper, better, and longer. His advice is often featured in Time, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Lifehacker, Buzzfeed, National Geographic, BBC, The Guardian, among other publications.

 

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Central America is the thin section of land that links the North American continent with the South American continent. The region is made up of seven small, mostly tropical countries that would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex mixture of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife, active volcanoes and great beaches. Mexico is occasionally considered part of Central America due to the language and cultural heritage it shares with several of its southern neighbors. This list of best places to visit in Central America however, focuses only on the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

10. Leon, Nicaragua

Leon Nicaragua
Busy Street at the Leon Markets

A thriving university town and one of Nicaragua’s oldest cities, Leon is the country’s political and intellectual center. Situated along the Chiquito River, Leon is rich in Spanish colonial architecture as well as arts and culture, and teeming in students and backpackers. Located just a few miles inland of the Pacific Ocean, Leon is also home to popular beaches like Poneloya and Las Peñitas, which offer water activities and nightlife options.

9. Copan, Honduras

Once an important Mayan center of government, art, culture and astronomy, Copan today is a large complex consisting of two large pyramids, several plazas, a ball court and numerous stone temples, altars and stelae, which are famous for their hieroglyphics and intricate carvings that depict history, events, beliefs and customs of the ancient Mayans.

8. Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Until the past few years, Arenal was the most active volcano in Costa Rica, and it’s frequent, small explosions once provided incredible shows of spewing lava. However, in 2010, Arenal’s cycle entered into a resting phase, putting an indeterminate pause on the eruptions. Nevertheless, the area surrounding Arenal still offers plenty of outstanding sights and exciting activities. Furthermore, if you’re planning on exploring Costa Rica in its entirety, then you might also want to pay a visit to Guanacaste on an eco-tour.

7. Granada, Nicaragua

One of Nicaragua’s largest cities, Granada is also one of the country’s oldest and most historically important centers, featuring a wealth of Spanish history and well-preserved colonial architecture. Located in western Nicaragua along the shores of Lake Nicaragua, Granada offers tourists plenty to see and do from sightseeing to outdoor recreation and arts and culture.

6. Panama City, Panama

Panama City, Panama

Panama’s capital and largest city, Panama City, is a concentration of modern high-rise towers rising up from a surrounding tropical rainforest. A vibrant, cosmopolitan city made prosperous by the development of the Panama Canal, Panama City is one of the best places to visit in Central America. While a visit to the city’s most famous attraction, the Panama Canal, ranks at the top of most sightseeing itineraries, exploring the cobblestone streets and colonial buildings of the historic quarter, Casco Viejo, is also a must-do.

5. Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

Set against the pictorial backdrop of three imposing volcanoes in the central highlands of Guatemala, the beautiful, old colonial town of Antigua is one of the country’s top tourist destinations. A major center for learning the Spanish language, Antigua provides a plethora of impressive sights and activities. Just a simple stroll through the city center awards views of spectacular architecture, historic churches and prominent landmarks like the Santa Catalina Arch. If you’re looking to rent a luxury villa, you could book your vacation with Exceptional Villas in the villa antigua industry.

4 Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize

The largest of Belize’s several hundred islands, Ambergris Caye is a dreamy, tropical place where shorts and flip-flops are the dress code, golf carts are the mode of transportation, and lazing away on sandy white beaches is the primary activity. A short plane flight or ferry ride from Belize City, Ambergris Caye is one of Belize’s top travel destinations because it presents the ultimate Caribbean getaway with classic beaches, world-class accommodations, fabulous dining and ultra relaxation.

3. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

Located in central Costa Rica, the Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the country’s most coveted tourist destinations due to its astonishing natural beauty and abundance of activities including ziplining and canopy tours. The reserve however is most famous for its extraordinary biodiversity: Around 400 species of birds are found here, which may excite you into going on a bird watching tour with Costa Rica Focus so that you can get the most out of your Central America visit. more than 100 species of mammals including howler and capuchin monkeys and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. Along with the mega-diversity of wildlife, there are 2,500 species of plants, 420 of which are orchids.

2. Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, Honduras

A prominent scuba diving destination and cruise ship port-of-call, Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands, off the east coast of Honduras. Surrounded by the second-largest barrier reef in the world, Roatan is a prime spot for diving and snorkeling. What’s more, the island’s beaches provide an array of activities from swimming to kayaking and dolphin watching.

1. Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala

Located in the tropical rainforest of the Petén province in northern Guatemala, Tikal was one of the largest cities of the ancient Mayan civilization. Archaeologists estimate that, at its peak, Tikal’s population ranged from 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants. Among the many Mayan sites in Central America, Tikal is perhaps the most breathtaking due to its jungle setting with impressive temples poking through the canopy. Visitors can climb to the top of a few of the pyramids and get panoramic views from above the treetops.

Source: http://www.touropia.com/best-places-to-visit-in-central-america/

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